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Ready Mix Concrete

 

We supply and deliver reliable ready mix concrete to you at your DIY or commercial project site across the South of England and South Wales. When ordering ready mix concrete from Wright Minimix, you can rest assured that we will get concrete to you in a fast and efficient manner.  Where possible, we also offer the same day concrete delivery service, as we appreciate that your projects rely on a fast dispatch of concrete.

For fast and efficient delivery of ready mix concrete, don't hesitate to contact us today on 0117 958 2090. We can also offer concrete pumping services to make your job even easier!

Ready mix concrete made to your specifications

 

As a leading ready mix concrete company, understand that not all specifications of ready mix concrete are the same and all the concrete mixes we supply are manufactured to your own bespoke specifications. Whether you already know exactly what you need or have used our handy concrete volume calculator to calculate how much ready mix concrete you require, our concrete specialists are on hand to guide you through the process.

We supply ready mix concrete and liquid screed to suit all uses and applications. Don't hesitate to get in touch with our concreting experts today to discuss your requirements on 0117 958 2090.

Types of ready mix concrete

 

No matter what project you are working on, we will have the right type of ready mix concrete for you. We can provide prescribed mixes, designated mixes and standardised prescribed concrete mixes, all to British Standards (BS8500-2).

We offer a full guarantee on all our mixes of ready mix concrete with the aim to save you money (as you will only pay for what you actually need) whilst providing you with the very best quality ready mix concrete for your building needs.

You can guarantee great value and quality when sourcing your ready mix concrete from us. Don't hesitate to contact us today for more information on 0117 958 2090

What can you use your ready mix concrete for?

 

Our pre-mixed concrete can be used for a multitude of purposes, this can include: house building, home extensions, conservatories, basement conversions, paths and pathing, drainage and fencing, external paving and walkways as well as industrial and agricultural applications.

Wright MiniMix - Ready Mix Concrete

Wright MiniMix - Ready Mix Concrete

Benefits of ready mix concrete

 

Ready mix concrete (also known as RMC) is essentially concrete that is specifically made for delivery from a central plant. Each individual batch of ready-made concrete is completely bespoke and is custom-made based on the clients’ requirements. 

There are several benefits of utilising ready-mix concrete and these include:

Using ready mix concrete significantly reduces costs as it curtails material consumption and storage costs too. It also eliminates the need to have a labourer on site to mix the cement on site too.

All batches of ready mix concrete are accurately measured, therefore there is no wastage which is also beneficial for reducing expenses.

Using ready mix concrete also reduces the need for onsite storage which is more cost effective and is also is more convenient too.

You can feel confident that you will receive a high-quality concrete product by using ready mix concrete.  The quality of RMC is always maintained as you are working to specific requirements.

You may be surprised to know that ready mix concrete is very eco-friendly! If we consider that the core ingredients of concrete are cement, water and aggregate, that is in abundant supply and don’t have a greater impact on the environment (whilst being extracted) 

As the batches of ready mix concrete are all custom made, there is little or no wastage and any surplus materials can be easily reclaimed and refurbished back to their natural condition with leftover ready mix concrete being readily reused or recycled.

We are the right people for you – let’s work together!
Contact us on 0117 958 2090 today to get a quote or to find out more.

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How To Successfully Install A Concrete Shed Base
01st June 2020

Whether it’s for storing tools and gardening equipment or to turn into something a little more fun, a shed is a fantastic addition to any garden. So, if you’re looking to add a shed to your outside space, you’ll need to make sure it has a solid foundation to ensure its longevity and durability which is why we’ve put together this quick guide to installing the perfect concrete shed base.

1) Where will your shed go?

The first thing you’ll need to decide for a successful concrete shed base is where you want the structure to go in your garden. If it’s placed too near a wall it will be difficult to apply your wood treatment and finish and it might restrict your access. Don’t forget if it’s too close to a tree or large plant, the roots may affect the stability of the shed base.

2) Preparing the sub base

Once you’ve decided on your perfect location, it’s time to prepare the ground by:

  • Digging the top layer of soil down to at least a 3 inch depth
  • Constructing a wooden framework that runs the perimeter of the shed base and sit approximately 3 inches above garden level
  • Laying around 3 inches of compacted hardcore (brick rubble is also suitable) and if appropriate, compacted sand.

3) Pouring the concrete

Now you have prepared the ground, all you have to do is sit back and relax as the experts at Wright Minimix prepare the perfect concrete mix for you and deliver it straight to your home. By choosing ready mix concrete, you ensure the concrete you use for your shed base is correct, you order the exact amount you need to reduce waste and ensure you only pay for what you need.


To find out more about Wright Minimix’s DIY concrete manufacturing and delivery, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today on 0117 958 2090

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What is reinforced concrete?
19th May 2020

Reinforced concrete is concrete that has steel bars embedded within it. The two materials then act harmoniously to absorb the tensile, compressive and shear forces acting upon it.

Why is concrete reinforcement necessary?

Solid concrete has incredibly high compressive strength. This means that it can cope with large amounts of pressure applied to its surface without breaking. In comparison, concrete’s tensile strength is usually less than 10% of its compressive strength, which makes it vulnerable to forces that could pull it apart, like earthquakes, vibrations and high winds. Steel rebar absorbs tensile stress applied to the concrete and significantly increases its ability to withstand it.

How does concrete reinforcement work? 

When embedded within concrete, steel bars, rods or mesh form a strong bond with the mix as it cures to create what is essentially a single structure. The steel is arranged in such a way to ensure maximum effectiveness in overcoming tensile forces, whilst the concrete makes up for the compressive strength that the steel bar lacks.

Do I need reinforced concrete for my project?

One question that we get asked frequently is if they will require a reinforced concrete slab for their project. Generally, reinforced concrete is recommended for all commercial applications. For DIY projects, it depends on both how large the concrete slab will be and its intended use. If you want to erect a small wooden shed, it shouldn’t be necessary, though you may want to consider steel reinforcement for a large driveway to avoid cracking.


We are proud to be your one stop shop for all things concrete in Bristol, South Wales and the surrounding areas. Whether you are working on a commercial contract or a job in the garden, we can deliver quality concrete mixes straight to you on site. We can even arrange steel reinforcement on your behalf as well. Call us today on 0117 958 2090.

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Why liquid screed trumps dry screed indoors
17th April 2020

At Wright Minimix, our concreting experts maintain that liquid screed is far better than traditional dry screeds when it comes to indoor applications. Read on to find out why.

Speed of installation

Liquid screed will always be faster to install than dry screed. This is because it requires zero spreading or levelling. All you need is a concrete pump and a very limited number of tools to carry out installation. The larger the area you need to cover, the more time (and therefore cost) savings you will make by using liquid screed over a traditional dry screed.

Drying times

Our Wrightflow liquid screed has been specially designed to be quick drying whilst maintaining minimal chance of cracking. This means that your floor could be walked on within 24 hours and is usually capable of full weight bearing within 7 days. This is more rapid than the majority of traditional screeds.

Efficiency with underfloor heating

One of the most compelling reasons to choose liquid screed over a traditional dry screed is its improved thermal efficiency when combined with underfloor heating. This is because liquid screed wraps around the underfloor heating pipes completely and has minimal air pockets that prevents heat distribution throughout the floor. Better thermal efficiency means that you will have to spend less overall on other heating costs to compensate, like turning on radiators.


At Wright Minimix, we have created our own brand of Wrightflow liquid screed to ensure you get the best possible results. To find out more and arrange a quote, contact our team today on 0117 958 2090.

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Concrete Curing – How To Do It & What To Avoid
07th April 2020

Why is curing concrete correctly important?

Curing (or drying time) is a very important stage during installation, as this is when concrete develops its strength and durability through hydration. However, curing concrete correctly is a delicate process and means controlling the amount and rate of moisture that is lost through evaporation to ensure optimal results. 

For example, a well-mixed batch of concrete can be made weaker by poor curing, whilst an average slump that is well cured can produce better durability. It is therefore extremely important for the longevity of your concrete that you follow the correct procedure when curing freshly laid concrete.

Do’s & Dont’s of curing concrete

 

Do's

 

Water Curing

The first 7-10 days are essential in the curing process, as this is when the concrete will increase in strength the most. During this period, it is essential that your concrete slab does not dry out, especially if it is in direct sunlight. Misting is a technique frequently used and involves spraying a fine mist of water regularly across the surface of the slab to maintain moisture levels and keep the surface damp at all times.

Cover your slab

If it is not realistic for you to employ the misting technique frequently, then covering your concrete slab with a plastic sheet is the most efficient way to prevent surface water from evaporating. When covering your concrete slab, make sure that the sheet extends beyond the edges of the slab by at least double the depth of the slab. Use bricks, rocks or other heavy items to hold the sheet in place. Remove the sheet daily, wet the concrete, and repeat for at least 7 days.

Don'ts:

Let your concrete get too hot or cold

The ideal temperature to pour concrete is between 10-15°C. If your freshly laid concrete becomes too cold, then the chemical reactions will also slow down. Your concrete therefore won’t gain strength as quickly (if at all if it’s very cold). Concrete insulating blankets should then be used for the first 2-3 days to avoid damage. If you expect the temperature to be higher than 23°C, it is especially important to ensure that that slab does not dry out too fast – keep it hydrated!

Put too much weight on it too soon

Wait at least 24 hours before allowing light foot traffic on your concrete slab and at least 10 days before heavy traffic, like cars, machinery and heavy furniture.


To arrange your competitive quotation for the best ready mix concrete in the South and South Wales, contact Wright Minimix today on 0117 958 2090 and we’ll be happy to help.

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